Learn Simple Tips on Preventing Falls at a Free Senior Breakfast Presentation Oct. 24
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults age 65 and older, according to the National Safety Council. The good news is that falls are preventable and aging itself is not a cause of falling.
Learn how to lessen the chance of falling at a free breakfast presentation titled “Fall Prevention: Simple Tips to Keep You on Your Feet” by Elizabeth Rothrock, RN and Trauma Program Manager of St. Joseph Medical Center. The program will be held on Wednesday, October 24, from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in the basement-level cafeteria at St. Joseph in The Heights, 1917 Ashland St.
“There are various underlying causes of older-adult falls, and there are some simple prevention strategies to consider,” said Rothrock. “As you get older, physical changes, health conditions and sometimes the medications used to treat certain conditions can make falling more likely. But you don’t need to fear falling. There are precautions you can take, especially around your home where most falls occur.”
Join Senior Advantage or make reservations by calling 713-969-5376. Seating is limited and reservations are required by 2 p.m., Monday, October 22. The Senior Advantage Program offers monthly educational and social events and membership is free to all seniors.